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News: Elton John Confirms Support Acts For ‘All The Hits Tour’

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(AUS) Elton John and his band are set to return to Australia from 5 December as part of his international All The Hits Tour. The shows, announced and on sale last month, have been met with a huge response from fans across the country.  The tour will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career, including a selection of songs from his highly acclaimed album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Deluxe Edition.

Chugg Entertainment has confirmed the supports for all shows on the All The Hits Tour. Pianist and composer Tate Sheridan will open the evening for all shows on the tour, while the main supporting act will vary by show. In the Hunter Valley, two-time ARIA Award winner and multi-platinum album selling artist Megan Washington will act as the main support. Performing at A Day On The Green in Geelong will be Sheppard, the band best known for their international hit single Geronimo. Finally, fresh off his recently announced tour with Ed Sheeran, Irish troubadour, Foy Vance will provide support for all arena shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, as well as the tour’s final stop in Sydney for the final concert at the Qantas Credit Union Arena.

At only 21 years old, Tate Sheridan has developed a fine reputation in the Australian jazz and pop community. Tate has been showcasing his original work at jazz festivals across the country and has been awarded with the Merimbula JazzQuest Scholarship as well as the ANU Imad Nassir Medal for Most Outstanding Piano Performance. Tate has demonstrated a unique style that seems to captivate all who hear him.

Megan Washington is a two-time ARIA Award winner and multi-platinum album selling artist. Recently, Megan has served as a mentor on The Voice Australia and inspired the world with her honest and personal story via a captivated TEDx Talk in Sydney, Australia. In 2014, Washington released her second full-length album, titled There There and will be embarking on the Tangents Tour in August/September 2015 – a national run of 26 intimate shows throughout every state and territory of Australia.

Sheppard are an award-winning Australian pop band from Brisbane. Sheppard’s breakthrough international hit single, “Geronimo”, was the most played song on Australian radio and the highest selling Australian single of last year. Also an international smash, “Geronimo” recently impacted American Top 40 radio, making Sheppard the third Australian group to impact Top 40 in the 21st century alongside 5 Seconds of Summer and Jet. The single has since achieved Platinum accreditation in the USA (1,000,000 sales), and garnered radio play in 50 countries – reaching the Top 10 on the singles chart in over 12 countries.

When Irish-born Foy Vance first began writing his own music, his love for traditional music was heavily influenced by his upbringing in the American Midwest. Foy has spent a considerable amount of time traveling the World, touring with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Michael Kiwanuka and more. Foy also scored Oscar-winning short-film The Shore with David Holmes, and has had his music used in countless films and television shows over the years. A seasoned songwriter, Foy has written for and collaborated with a number of artists, including recent cuts on Ed Sheeran’s newest album, X. Foy will spend much of 2015 in studio, writing and recording the follow-up to his critically acclaimed Glassnote Records debut, Joy of Nothing.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the world’s greatest pop musicians in spectacular form when Elton John returns to Australia this December. The performance of Elton’s greatest hits coupled with support from such excellent up-and-coming artists is sure to make for an unforgettable concert experience.